1.1. Choose the word whose main stress is different from the others.
1.2. Choose the word whose underlined part is differently pronounced from the others.
II. READING COMPREHENSION
2.1. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D fits each space.
“A Kid in King Arthurs Court” is directed by Michael Gottlieb. The main ___(5)___ in the film is a teenager called Calvin Fuller. Calvin is ___(6)___ by Thomas Ian Nicholas. This film is a modern retelling of Mark Twain’s ___(7)___ book Connecticut Yankee.
Calvin lives in California, USA. Fie is a very shy boy and he is not very good at sports. At the beginning of the film, Calvin is playing baseball when there is a ___(8)___ earthquake. A hole opens in the ground and Calvin falls through it. He lands in the past, in the ___(9)___ of King Arthur.
Calvin meets King Arthur and Merlin, the wizard. King Arthur is played by Joss Ackland and Merlin is played by Ron Moody. They think that Calvin is ___(10)___ because he plays them modern music on his CD player and he show them ___(11)___to make roller blades and a mountain bike. Calvin is trained to be a knight and he becomes more ___(12)___. Calvin helps King Arthur to beat his enemy, Lord Belasco, and then Merlin sends Calvin back to the future. Calvin finds himself back in the baseball game, ___(13)___ this time he wins the game.
The special effects in A Kid in King Arthurs Court are very good. Michael Gottlieb is a great director and the actors‘ performances are good. The film is funny and ___(14)___. It‘s a comedy, a drama, and an action film all in one.
2.2. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
“Sesame Street” has been called “the longest street in the world”. That is because the television program can be seen in so many parts of the world.
That program became one of America‘s exports soon after it was shown in New York in 1969.
In the United States more than six million children watch the program regularly. Although some people do not agree to some parts of the program, parents praise it highly.
Tests have shown that children have learned much from watching “Sesame Street”. The children who watch it five times a week learn more than those who watch it less. In the United States the program is shown at different hours during the week in order to increase the number of children who can watch it regularly.
The program uses songs, stories, jokes and pictures to give children a basic understanding of numbers, letters and human relationships.
Why has “Sesame Street” been so much more successful than other children’s shows? Many reasons have been suggested, such as the educational theories of its producers, the support from both the government and businessmen, and the full use of various kinds of television skills. Perhaps another important reason is that mothers watch “Sesame Street” together with their children. This is partly because famous film stars often appear on “Sesame Street”. But the best reason for the success of the program may be that it makes every child watching it feel able to learn. The child finds himself learning, and he wants to learn more.
III. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
3.1. Choose the best option to complete the sentences.
3.2. Put the correct form of words.
3.3. Synonyms and antonyms
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
4.1. Rewrite the sentences without changing their meaning using the given words.
4.2. Write a meaningful sentence using given words.